UPDATE | Sunday, May 5, 2013
Pearl residents report that, despite Thursday night’s calm, the engine revvers appear to have returned to the island. In a comment on Doha News, Luciana Ceccatto Farah said:
No solution. Last night it was quiet-ish, but today engines are as noisy as ever. It’s 8:30 and a gang of bikers just passed below my balcony with their evil loud engines.
Doha News received this letter from Cathy, a Pearl-Qatar resident, last night saying that the island’s late-noise problem appears to have been resolved:
Tonight, I returned to the Pearl with my husband after a night out. It was about 11:45pm and we had a delay getting back home, however after passing in our taxi what appeared to be a police check we got home without too much delay.
We did not got out on to the balcony for a bit, but oh what a wonder we were to behold, the quiet! A few cars which were dropping people off or driving home. I am now sitting here at 1am and I heard a cat crying over the road what a beautiful sound. I can suffer delays getting home in the evening after a night out, to simply have this quiet. Please can you tell however orgainised this, well done!
Previously, residents had complained of excessive engine noise from drivers “joy-riding” near their homes, often late into the night. But a police presence appears to have deterred these riders.
On Twitter, another Pearl resident also praised the returning calm:
— Mazen Abd Rabbo (@MAbdRabbo)
Have you noticed a difference? Thoughts?
Credit: Photo by Saif Alnuweiri